LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, August 27, 2013: Liverpool's Kolo Toure is stretchered off injured during the Football League Cup 2nd Round match against Notts County at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Rodgers confirms Toure COULD be fit for Man United match

Brendan Rodgers says Kolo Toure’s injury is “nowhere near as bad as we thought” and the centre back COULD be involved against Man United on Sunday.

DUBLIN, REPUBLIC OF IRELAND - Saturday, August 10, 2013: Liverpool's Kolo Toure in action against Glasgow Celtic during a preseason friendly match at the Aviva Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Speaking at his pre-match press conference at Melwood on Friday afternoon, Rodgers was asked about the fitness of Toure and the two other players injured in the League Cup win over Notts County on Tuesday.

On Toure, who injured his groin, the boss explained:

“The injury is nowhere near as bad as we thought.

“We will assess it over the next 24 to 48 hours. He’s made an excellent recovery.”

Rodgers said that should Toure not be available for the visit of United, he will be okay for after the international break – which is also when midfielder Joe Allen will return to fitness. The Reds’ next game is away to Allen and Rodgers’ former club, Swansea, on Monday 16th September.

The news on left-back Aly Cissokho is much worse though, with the Frenchman facing four to six weeks on the sidelines.

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